What is editing?

After your session, I go home and work on your images! I usually have a turn around time of 1 week or less to completion of your gallery. But maybe, you've wondered what I'm doing with your images? First, I go through all the images and pick which ones are "keepers". I look for focus and composition, interaction, facial expressions, and connection to determine what to keep to give a diverse gallery.

Second, I edit for lighting, warmth, and contrast in Lightroom, an editing program.

Third, I export them into Photoshop, another editing program, where I will enhance the lighting once more a bit, then work on fly away hairs, skin retouching, background removal if needed, etc. Then I'm done and continue on to the next photo. Usually, each session takes me about 1- 2 hours in editing. Here are a few examples of before and afters!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some examples! xoxo Christie

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